I am new here and am not very well educated on the finer aspects of computer capabilities. I have a extra CPU that I would like to hook up to my TV to watch programing that is available on the internet. Major network programs such as NCIS. The CPU I am thinking about using is a Dell OptiPlex that I picked up. I has a two one gig memory cards and a dual core processor. I have a cat 5 network connection at the TV location to hook up to. It has Windows 7 professional as the present OS.
My questions are these. Is the windows OS adequate for what I want to do? Can I strip it of all unneeded programs and other junk to save memory? Would another OS be better for this application? What security protection would it need since it will be connected to my network? I am a real newbee so I apologize if my questions are not stated clearly. Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.